Olivia Spring 

Maine-based writer / editor / reader / maker / facilitator

founder & editor of SICK, a magazine exploring illness & disability

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selected writing

SICK issue 3, Bruises (and the white line on my thigh)
August 2021

It’s Nice That, Working in the creative industries with chronic illness 
May 2020

Rekto: Verso, Letter from the editor 
June 2021

October 2020

The Grapevine, Hot Summer
August 2020

Ache issue 2, On the 171
July 2019

[smiths], Interview: Tracey Emin
May 2016

my favorite books 

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Assembly by Natasha Brown

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies by Maddie Mortimer

The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Happening by Annie Ernaux

Ill Feelings by Alice Hattrick

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde

The Undying by Anne Boyer

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

freelance work & events

Alternatives to the Status Quo webinar with Kyla Jamieson, Edmonton Poetry Festival
Virtual, April 2024

Guest lecture on disability & publishing for College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Maine, March 2024

Zine-Making workshop series with Tod Lippy and Maya Skylark
Waterville, Maine, Winter 2024

Crafting The Body writing & zine making workshop with Maya Skylark Waterville, Maine, October 2023

Curator of zine-focused reading room for Sick exhibition at Škuc Gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia, Summer 2023

Writing the SICK body with resting up collective
Virtual, October 2021

awards, & residencies

Ellis-Beauregard Foundation project grant recipient, September 2023

Hewnoaks Artist Colony resident, August 2023

Kindling Fund grant recipient, May 2023

Indiecon festival travel grant recipient, September 2022

Monson Arts resident, September 2021


Tending with Dr. Kate Henry, Interview, February 2024

magCulture, At Work With, September 2022

Design by Women, SICK interview, September 2022

Creative Review, Sick magazine doesn’t sugar-coat stories of illness and disability, August 2022

Eye On Design, a frank conversation about chronic illness and creativity, July 2022


Goldsmiths, University of London BA (Hons) journalism, class of 2018